Mission, Vision, & Beliefs
Classroom Lessons: All students have bi-weekly lessons with me; these lessons are on the opposite week from their library class on their LAMPS schedule. Lessons cover topics such as: career exploration and development, early college exposure activities, self-esteem, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, stress/anxiety/depression reduction, friendships, middle school transition, and character education. I encourage you to talk with your student about lessons. By discussing what they have done in guidance class, lessons will be reinforced outside the classroom.
Great behavior is rewarded in my classroom through positive praise, stickers, compliments, High-5s from the Puppets, treasure box and bungee chair chance, etc. In my room, the rules are:
1. Eyes forward and listen to the teacher
2. Raise your hand to talk.
3. Follow directions.
4. Be respectful.
5. Work hard and have fun!
If a child has difficulty following these rules/expectations during Guidance, the following actions will be taken: verbal redirection/warning, individual talk with Ms. Broyles outside of guidance class time, note home (this must be returned signed by their parent/guardian within one day), phone call home, and an office referral. Any behavior listed in the student-parent handbook that warrants a direct office referral (see handbook) bypasses all the above actions. A conduct grade is not given in guidance.
Individual "Time to Talk": These sessions are conducted around my classroom guidance schedule and your child's schedule at school; due to the size of AES, I may not get to your child immediately. I generally meet with a student 2-4 times for school-related concerns. Please remember, I am licensed as a school counselor ONLY and am not licensed to provide testing services, long-term counseling, or marriage/family therapy. Recommendations for individual "time to talks" come from AES staff and faculty.
AES Counseling Mission, Vision, and Beliefs
Mission: To advocate and promote the achievement of students in their academic studies, personal/social lives, and college/career development.
Vision: A school filled with learning and teaching methods designed to guide students towards becoming Tomorrow's Great Thinkers and Leaders.